Poverty Rate in California Reaches 22%
The new analysis set California’s poverty rate at 22%, the highest in the nation, compared with the official rate of 16%.
The Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, found that 2.6 million, or 27%, of Los Angeles County residents lived in poverty in 2011. The official poverty rate for the county, based on the U.S. Census’ 2011 American Community Survey, is 18%.
The California Poverty Measure: Reports
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Download “”Poverty Rate By County Report” report
Watch The Public Policy Video On Poverty- DATE: October 1, 2013 SPEAKER Caroline Danielson, research fellow, PPIC
How many Californians are poor, and how effectively does the social safety net address need? Research fellow Caroline Danielson introduces a new measure that reassesses the depth and breadth of economic hardship and highlights the impact of programs that alleviate poverty in California.
This research is supported with funding from The Walter S. Johnson Foundation.
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The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net